Zanzibar is an island situated in the Indian Ocean and it’s adjacent to Tanzania, on the east coast of Africa. The island is about 85 kilometres long and 39 kilometres wide and it is separated from the Tanzanian mainland by a channel, which at its narrowest point is 36.5 km. Zanzibar is known for its beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, which are rich in marine biodiversity. The capital is Zanzibar City where the airport is, and its historic centre, Stone Town, is a World Heritage Site. Zanzibar’s main industries are spices, raffia, and tourism. In particular, the island produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, they are sometimes called the Spice Islands. Zanzibar is a great place for freediving, with tropical warm and crystal clear water, and because it is still a remote destination it is swarming with an incredible marine life, in particular dolphins, whales and big game fish.
Extreme Blue water Freediving is born by the cooperation of Freedive International and Extreme Blue Water Spearfishing, the leading spearfishing company specialized in ethical spearfishing charters, based in Zanzibar but operating also in Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya. Their knowledge of Zanzibar’s waters and our knowledge of teaching freediving resulted in a great combination, and together we run a freediving-spearfshing center and a freediving house, where we also have rooms for rent to our guests and a great area for stretching and relaxation exercises Our freediving center is located right on the beach and we have 2 boats available to reach all the freediving spots. We can reach 25 meters depth just 300 meters from shore, and at a 10-15 minutes drive we get up to 100 meters depth. Zanzibar’s waters are full of dolphins, and we can see swimming pods almost every time we take out our boat. We arrange dolphin trips to the south of the island, where seeing dolphins is practically guaranteed any given day. Those dolphins are more tamed and usually the don’t swim away when we jump in the water.